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RIL awards Technip and CB&I for Jamnagar Ethylene and Paraxylene

Reliance to gear up on $11 billion Jamnagar refinery expansion

Reliance Industry Ltd (Reliance or RIL) is making major steps in the expansion of its refinery located in Jamnagar, Gujarat, India.

With $11 billion capital expenditure, Reliance is planning  one of the brownfield largest expansion of energy and petrochemical projects gobally.

Commissioned on July 1999 with an installed refining capacity of 668,000 b/d, 1.9 million t/y Polypropylene and 1.5 million t/y Paraxylene unit, Jamnagar is the largest refinery and Aromatics facility in the world.

Through this expansion Reliance is wiling to re-position its downstream Market Leadership towards more added values products in converting a part of the fuel production for export into added value petrochemicals. 

The project scope of work of the extension includes:

 – Petroleum coke gasification units

 – A refinery off-gas cracker

 – Downstream petrochemical plants

 – Captive power plant

 – Associated utilities and offsites.

Reliance reported that the refinery off-gas cracker expansion would increase production capacity:

 – Ethylene  from 1.8m t/y to 3.2m t/y

 – Propylene from 759,000 t/y to 913,000 t/y

 – Monoethylene glycol from 733,000 t/y to 1.4m t/y

 – Low-density polyethylene from 190,000 t/y to 590,000 t/y

 – High-density and linear low-density polyethylene from 928,000 to 1.4m t/y

 – Paraxylene from 1.8m t/y to 3.6m t/y

 – Acetic Acid 1 million t/y

 – plus Vinyl Acetate Monomer (VAM) and Polyvinyl Acetate (PA).

In that purpose, RIL had awarded on last May contracts to Fluor to provide:

  – Project management services (PMS) for its refining and petrochemical projects to be executed

 – Engineering and procurement services (EPS) for RIL’s $4bn petroleum coke gasification project.

From all these packages RIL made  as major step forward in awarding tow of the biggest packages, the Ethylene cracker to Technip and the Paraxylene to CB&I Lummus

RIL selects Technip for the Ethylene cracker

July 4th, 2012  – Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) awarded Technip the contracts for the Refinery Off-Gas cracker (ROGC) plant to include:

 – Ethylene cracker license

 – Supply of basic engineering package

 – Engineering and procurement services contract .

The ROGC plant will be among the largest Ethylene cracker in the world and will be integrated to RIL’s Jamnagar refinery complex, using refinery off-gas as feedstock.

The products from that plant will be utilized as feedstock for the new downstream petrochemical plants.

The ROGC plant will utilize Technip’s Ethylene technology, including its proprietary SMK® furnaces technology.

For Technip, this award is a significant milestone toward Market Leadership in India where Technip has offices in Chennai and Numbai to develop a long-term relationship with RIL for future developments in both onshore and other businesses.

RIL awards Paraxylene contract to CB&I Lummus

July 3rd, 2012 – Reliance Industries Ltd announced to have awarded CB&I Lummus for the a Paraxylene technology contract for the world’s largest Aromatics complex to be built at Jamnagar, Gujarat, India.

The contract includes proprietary BP’s Paraxylene technology offered for license exclusively by Lummus Technology, which uses a novel crystallization step and other features to provide for lower capital expenditure and operating costs.

Combined with the expertise of CB&I’s Lummus Technology petrochemical sector, this BP’s Paraxylene technology has been recognized by Reliance as to provide the optimal solution in terms of cost and reliability.

Paraxylene is an intermediate in the manufacture of polyester, a polymer used for a variety of applications, from fibers to engineering plastics.

Technip in brief

Technip is a world leader in project management, engineering and construction for the energy industry.

From the deepest subsea oil & gas developments to the largest and most complex Offshore and Onshore infrastructures, Technips’ 30,000 people are constantly offering the best solutions and most innovative technologies to meet the world’s energy challenges.

Present in 48 countries, Technip operates a fleet of specialized vessels for pipeline installation and subsea construction.

CB&I Lummus in brief

Founded in 1889 in Chicago, Illinois, USA, as Chicago Bridge & Iron Company, CB&I was a major contractor with unrivaled experience in storage tanks.

 In November 2007, CB&I changed dimension to become an engineering company in acquiring Lummus Global from ABB.

Lummus Global is a leading provider of process technologies used in the oil & gas and petrochemical industries, as well as a global EPC contractor, with approximately 70 proprietary technologies and more than 1,500 patents.

Drawing upon the expertise of approximately 18,000 employees worldwide, CB&I offers a full scope of services, from conceptual design and technology licensing, through engineering, procurement, fabrication and construction, to final commissioning and beyond with a portfolio of aftermarket services.

Reliance Industry Ltd in brief

Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) is India’s largest private sector company on all major financial parameters with a turnover of $ 66.8 billion (INR 339,792 crore) as of March 31, 2012.

Backward vertical integration has been the cornerstone of the evolution and Market Leadership of Reliance.

Starting with textiles in the late seventies, Reliance pursued a strategy of backward vertical integration, in polyester, fibre intermediates, plastics, petrochemicals, petroleum refining and oil and gas exploration and production, to be fully integrated along the materials and energy value chain.

Reliance‘s activities are spread from exploration and production of oil and gas, to petroleum refining and marketing, petrochemicals (polyester, fibre intermediates, plastics and chemicals), textiles, retail, infotel and special economic zones.

Reliance enjoys global Market Leadership in its businesses, being the largest polyester yarn and fibre producer in the world and among the top five to ten producers in the world in major petrochemical products.

With the Coker awarded to Fluor, the Ethylene cracker to Technip and the Paraxylene to CB&I LummusReliance takes a leap for its $11 billion capital expenditure Jamnagar Refinery expansion program to be completed in 2016.

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